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  Post #1 (permalink)   04-03-2009, 01:39 PM
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Found this interesting

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A googlebyte is the largest possible measurement of storage capacity. It is based on the number googol, which is a 10 followed by one hundred zeros. It represents several quintillion times the capacity of the largest current installations of around one petabyte (or one billion megabytes).

“To put this in perspective,” Larfey says, “if each byte of data stored in a googlebyte were the size of a grain of sand, then this server farm would be a thousand times the size of the Sahara Desert. If those grains of sand were laid end to end, they would stretch from the earth to the center of the Milky Way galaxy.”
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  Post #2 (permalink)   04-15-2009, 10:09 PM
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Wow...

Very interesting.
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  Post #3 (permalink)   04-30-2009, 08:42 AM
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To develop Googlebyte server farm it require enormous investment which is estimated approx $1.8 trillion range.
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Excuse my ignorance, but does anyone know how much data is stored on the Internet?
 
 
 


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Excuse my ignorance, but does anyone know how much data is stored on the Internet?
Alot? This talks about where all the data is stored. I was unable to find anything about 'how much'. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_is_a...et_data_stored
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To develop Googlebyte server farm it require enormous investment which is estimated approx $1.8 trillion range.
In that case I mite have to work some overtime this week

Great post. Interesting the name "google".
It really puts us all in our place considering the scale of things.
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Excuse my ignorance, but does anyone know how much data is stored on the Internet?
I think it's impossible to determine how much information is stored on the Internet as a lot of data is inaccessible to the general public.
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Imagine if one person used that much space lol The bill each month would be insane
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Imagine if one person used that much space lol The bill each month would be insane
LOL. I don't have sufficient brain cells to think that big.
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LOL. I don't have sufficient brain cells to think that big.
lol I could say the same for me
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